. What else can I do? Users can also set up by getting a by text, phone call or using an authenticator app. We would suggest you to create a new local account and then convert it to a Microsoft account. Are you the first user on fresh 8. The name of the account you're signed in with is displayed in the header. Follow the steps on this page to change the Microsoft account email address or the phone number you use to sign in. Hi Lakshmipathi, Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.
It displays information about the particular user, their recent activities, and their relationship with other Windows Live users. Step 4: When the security code appears in the authenticator app, enter it in the box, then click on the Pair button. Otherwise, go to step 4 to add or create a new one. For further assistance, you can post your query in Microsoft Community. Hi Lakshmipathi, Thank you for your interest in Windows 10. On the Create Account page, you have a couple of options.
Otherwise, launch whatever app you used to set up verification codes Google Authenticator, for example and then enter the code in the text field. On the Account screen, tap Sign In. Note: Microsoft will also suggest using the same email the one you tested to create your account with. Is there any alternate solution? In those instances, you can go to the to log in. This might be the personal Microsoft account you associated with Office, or the username and password you use with your work or school account. If the account details in the devices that have duplicated are the same, I do not think that you will have any problem if you do an upgrade to Windows 10.
This lets us know the request is coming from you. Otherwise, if you want to set up a new account, head over to the. Step 3: Launch your preferred authenticator app, then scan the bar code on the screen. Once the local account is created, check the apps and if it works, delete the main account and switch to the Microsoft account. It also provides the ability to connect with others through , and via social networks such as , and. Hi Vinz , I have the same problem.
Appreciate the posts by folks. It seems as though many folks have hit it? Your Xbox profile is linked to a Microsoft account. To delete info associated with your Xbox profile and Microsoft account while keeping your gamertag and Microsoft account active, do the following. I have the same issue. Once the local account is created, check the apps and if it works, delete the main account and switch to the Microsoft account. Do let us know if you have any doubts or face any issues while creating an account for yourself. This issue is caused due to user profile corruption.
Microsoft had pushed for non-Microsoft entities to create an Internet-wide unified-login system. It would be helpful if I had some more information first for your and my benefit. If you're still being asked to manually sign in after 2 days, try removing your account from the console and then adding it back. Vinz Dear Microsoft Engineer, I too have similar issue and as you said the profile may be corrupted. This might be the personal Microsoft account you associated with Office, or the username and password you use with your work or school account. Otherwise, go to step 7 to add a phone number. The payment resulted in the site being available the next morning.
This issue is caused due to user profile corruption. Once it's complete, you should receive an email confirmation from Microsoft sent to your alternate email address. Hi Lakshmipathi, Thank you for your interest in Windows 10. It will walk you through creating one. I will cater your answer to your parameters because there are so many variables.
On April 20, 2012, Microsoft fixed a flaw in Hotmail's password reset system that allowed anyone to reset the password of any Hotmail account. You might not have noticed it because a Microsoft account can be associated with any email address. That flaw was fixed two days later, on June 19, 2007. Important Do not remove this email address if you still want to use it to send and receive email messages. In 2001, the 's staff attorney Deborah Pierce criticized Microsoft Passport as a potential threat to privacy after it was revealed that Microsoft would have full access to and usage of customer information. I have upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10.
To make it harder for someone to break into your account, change your sign-in preferences to turn off any alias you don't want used to sign in. Fill out the required information usually the last four digits of your phone number, or a portion of your email address to trigger the security code being sent to your device. Users' credentials are not checked by Microsoft account-enabled websites, but by a Microsoft account authentication server. I will be notified if you are still needing help and respond, again I understand the frustration- Imagine every question you have No one seems to be able to answer--Ya I empathize. As I press the sign in button, a pop up window appears, then disappears almost instantaneously as if it is crashing. For more about managing your Xbox profile and aspects of your Microsoft account, see.
You can now use this account to use all Microsoft services like the Windows Store, , OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live. It can be frustrating especially the more services and devices you are running for syncing purposes. Step 2: Go back to your , and you should see a prompt to setup an mobile app. I'm having the same problem with the microsoft account window displaying grayed out and crashing, so unable to respond whenever a verification is needed e. To use an authenticator app, you first have to pair it with your Microsoft account. The service turns the requesting user's e-mail address into a Microsoft account. The company was notified of the flaw by researchers at Vulnerability Lab on the same day and responded with a fix within hours — but not before widespread attacks as the exploitation technique spread quickly across the Internet.